‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) rights’ is one of the most discussed, debated topic among the youth. The youth today is free and of liberal thoughts and believes in ‘equality’. The youth today is thriving to break the stereotypes and overcome the prejudices of society. Flying free above it all, the youth, with its open hands is welcoming the changes and is accepting everyone as they are.
The youth’s support of LGBT is massive.
On 24th may 2017, a major judgment was passed by the Taiwan’s top court regarding the LGBT rights. It passed the judgment of legalising the ‘same-sex’ marriage in Taiwan. A great move by Taiwan has its people celebrating with joy.
A gay couple expressing joy over Taiwan’s verdict of legalising same-sex marriage.
This law is expected to change the view of people and pave ways for the same-sex couples who wish to be married, at the same time it gives them the right to be treated as equals. The right to inheritance, adoption, parenting and other related fields is also provided.
Change in the mindset is needed.
This great step by Taiwan, makes it the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage. Taiwan has always played an active role in promoting the LGBT rights and the country has shown its support earlier. Earlier, The executive branch of the Government of the Republic of China proposed the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2003; however, the bill received mass opposition at that time and was not voted on.The things left behind then got recognition today.
People at LGBT pride rally.
The LGBT Pride rallies in Taipei, have finally paid off. Despite many discussions and hurdles, these rallies demanding peace and equality of all irrespective of the gender, have acquired a great victory. These rallies have earned them, the widespread support of the Taiwanese. After the declaration of this law, many have come to refer to Taiwan as one of the most liberal countries of the world. Standing onto its words, Taiwan has brought the law giving democracy and equality an entirely different meaning. Taiwan would join Canada, the United States and 18 other countries that have legalised same-sex marriage over the past 16 years, as per the records. In Asia after Vietnam, which two years ago scrapped regulations that prohibited same-sex marriages, Taiwan is the second to do it.
People come together on a large scale to fight for LGBT rights, in the pride parade.
The LGBT rights have a vast population supporting it, and the pride parade in Taipei, having a great support from the population, will surely have a colourful celebration with its government. The ice breaking news has actually succeeded in making a large slot of the world population happy and left the Taiwanese LGBT couples with a reason to celebrate.